Van Nest Little League’s Opening Day

Joey Maranino (c), 1999 New York District 22 Champions player, threw out the first pitch of the season.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

Parents, children, local elected officials and local league sponsors, celebrated the first game of the spring season at Van Nest Little League’s Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday, April 13 at 1500 Waters Place.

(l-r) Ashton, Noah, Sophia and Sebastian couldn’t wait for the season to start.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

Brandon warmed up at second base while looking very spiffy in his uniform sponsored by Van Nest Auto Parts.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

Councilman Mark Gjonaj (4th from l) joined many in celebrating VNLL’s Opening Day.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

(l-r) Coach George Pisanti, Arik Abrams, Ronny Barca, Richie Shanahan, Chris Mixon, Joey Maranino, Nicholas Maranino, Joseph DeFazio and manager Joey Lentini.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

VNLL’s teams were eager to play ball this season!
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

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